Daily Archives: April 30, 2018

At least 7 Killed in Back-To-Back Explosions

At least seven people were killed in two explosions in Kabul city early Monday (Apr 30) morning, local officials confirmed. In addition, 20 others were wounded. The first explosion happened at...

‘Myanmar’s problem imposed on Bangladesh’

Rohingya crisis is Myanmar’s internal problem imposed on Bangladesh, Bangladesh’s State Minister for Foreign Affairs M Shahriar Alam told United Nations’ Security Council members on Sunday. Debriefing the 15-member UN...

49 dead in a week, Maoists ‘plotting’ reprisal attacks: Officials

Two more Maoists were killed by security forces in Sukma in south Bastar on Saturday (Apr 28), taking the numbers of rebels gunned down in the past week to...

Blast at hydroelectricity project in Nepal weeks ahead of Modi’s inauguration

A bomb exploded on Sunday (Apr 29) at the office of a hydroelectricity project being developed with Indian assistance in eastern Nepal, weeks before its inauguration by Prime Minister...

Sri Lanka raises LPG price after rise in petroleum prices, fall in rupee

Sri Lanka raised liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) prices with effect from Saturday after a recent rise in petroleum prices and the depreciation of the rupee currency made LPG imports...

Thrifty at 50: Pakistan keeps aging Mirages flying

The sprawling complex at Kamra, west of Islamabad, reverbates at the thundering take-off of a Mirage Rose-1, the latest ageing fighter jet to have been gutted and reassembled by...

Thrifty at 50: Pakistan keeps aging Mirages flying

The sprawling complex at Kamra, west of Islamabad, reverbates at the thundering take-off of a Mirage Rose-1, the latest ageing fighter jet to have been gutted and reassembled by...

Duel in India: Kalashnikov vs. Israeli Tavor assault rifle

In a new boost to India’s defense industry, Russia’s state-owned Rosoboronexport has offered to set up a facility in India to produce modern weapons and future Kalashnikov’s designs. Will...

Duel in India: Kalashnikov vs. Israeli Tavor assault rifle

In a new boost to India’s defense industry, Russia’s state-owned Rosoboronexport has offered to set up a facility in India to produce modern weapons and future Kalashnikov’s designs. Will...

China-India projects to include ‘railway line’

Afghanistan’s Ministry of Economy (MoE) on Sunday (Apr 29) said China and India have agreed to implement joint development projects in Afghanistan and that a railway line between Afghanistan,...

China-India projects to include ‘railway line’

Afghanistan’s Ministry of Economy (MoE) on Sunday (Apr 29) said China and India have agreed to implement joint development projects in Afghanistan and that a railway line between Afghanistan,...

India violated UN Security Council sanctions on North Korea, its own orders

India violated the UN Security Council sanctions on North Korea last year, sometimes even going against its own government orders, by importing metals worth $2.2 million and exporting jewellery...

India violated UN Security Council sanctions on North Korea, its own orders

India violated the UN Security Council sanctions on North Korea last year, sometimes even going against its own government orders, by importing metals worth $2.2 million and exporting jewellery...

Is a Russia-Pakistan corridor in the making?

Over the past decade, Pakistan and Russia have been repairing a relationship that was badly damaged during the Cold War. State-to-state ties are not grounded in emotion but based on...

Is a Russia-Pakistan corridor in the making?

Over the past decade, Pakistan and Russia have been repairing a relationship that was badly damaged during the Cold War. State-to-state ties are not grounded in emotion but based on...

Rohingya Influx to Bangladesh security challenge for entire region: Indian envoy

The Rohingya influx from Myanmar to Bangladesh is a serious common security challenge for the entire region, Indian high commissioner to Bangladesh, Harsh Vardhan Shringla said in Agartala. “Rohingya influx...

Pakistan set to launch space programme to keep an eye on India

Pakistan is set to launch an ambitious space programme during the next fiscal year with an aim to keep an eye on the Indian side and reduce its dependence...

UN Security Council envoys hear of rapes, murders from Rohingya refugees

Some of the Muslim refugees broke down in tears as they told the ambassadors harrowing stories of murder and rape in Myanmar. The demonstrators waved placards demanding justice for...

Wedged between China and India, Bhutan has to play juggling act

Hemmed in by China and India, the tiny Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan is caught in a delicate balancing act to avoid getting embroiled in a military confrontation between its...

Political ambition vs Political confusion

With the main coalition partner in the ruling coalition, the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP), struggling for survival, the future of the Sri Lankan government headed by President Maithripala...